Young R. Park

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Osteoclasts are specialized bone-resorbing cells derived from multipotent myeloid progenitor cells. They play a crucial homeostatic role in skeletal modeling and remodeling and destroy bone in many pathologic conditions. Receptor activator of NF-kappaB ligand (RANKL) is essential to osteoclastogenesis. In this study, we investigated the effects of(More)
Interest in neural networks has expanded rapidly in recent years. Selecting the best structure for a given task, however, remains a critical issue in neural-network design. Although the performance of a network clearly depends on its structure, the procedure for selecting the optimal structure has not been thoroughly investigated, it is well known that the(More)
IL-28RA is one of the important candidate genes for complex trait of genetic diseases, but there is no published information of the genetic variation in this gene. We scanned the seven exons and their boundary introns sequence of IL-28RA including the promoter regions to analyze genetic variation sites, and identified eighteen single nucleotide(More)
The eotaxin gene family (eotaxin, eotaxin-2 and eotaxin-3) have been implicated in the recruitment of eosinophils, basophiles and helper T (Th) 2 lymphocytes that is a central aspect of allergic disease. We previously suggested that Eo2+179T>C and Eo2 +275C>T of the eotaxin-2, and Eo3 +2497T>G of the eotaxin-3 were significantly associated with(More)
Using the full-potential linearized augmented plane wave method, we have investigated the oxygen vacancy defect induced ferromagnetism in both rutile and anatase TiO(2). It has been found that the oxygen vacancy induces lattice distortion in rutile TiO(2), whereas there is no such meaningful change in the anatase structure. Interestingly, the lattice(More)
Transmembrane-4-L6 family 1 (TM4SF1) is upregulated in colorectal carcinoma (CRC). However, the mechanism leading to inhibition of the TM4SF1 is not known. In the present study, we investigated the regulation of TM4SF1 and function of microRNAs (miRNAs) in CRC invasion and metastasis. We analyzed 60 colon cancers and paired normal specimens for TM4SF1 and(More)
Hypoxia-inducible transcription factors (HIFs) play a pivotal role in the response of cells to hypoxia. HIFs are dimers of an oxygen-sensitive α-subunit (HIF-1α or HIF-2α), and a constitutively expressed β-subunit. In normoxia, HIF-1α is destabilized by post-translational hydroxylation of Pro-564 and Pro-402 by a family of oxygen-sensitive dioxygenases.(More)
Tumor necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL) is a promising cancer therapeutic agent. Recombinant human TRAIL has been evaluated in clinical trials, however, various malignant tumors are resistant to TRAIL. Parthenolide (PT) has recently been demonstrated as a highly effective anticancer agent and has been suggested to be used for(More)
Osteoclasts, derived from multipotent myeloid progenitor cells, play homeostatic roles in skeletal modeling and remodeling, but may also destroy bone in pathological conditions such as osteoporosis and rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoclast development depends critically on a differentiation factor, the receptor activator of NF-kappaB ligand (RANKL). In this(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Parthenolide (PT), a principle component derived from feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium), is a promising anticancer agent and has been shown to promote apoptotic cell death in various cancer cells. In this study, we focused on its functional role in apoptosis, migration, and invasion of human colorectal cancer (CRC) cells. METHODS SW620 cells(More)